Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Quick Erotica Links

Monday, April 24, 2006

"Just sex, I just want the sex described."

The Delta of Venus is one of Anais Nin's most prized works. It was written for a mysterious 'collector' of erotica, who offered Henry Miller a hundred dollars a month to write erotic stories. It is said that every one of their friends took a hand in creating the erotic stories -- but the 'collector' replied "Just the sex, lose the poetry."

Anais Nin and Henry Miller wrote a letter to the collector, after he suggested they "cut the poetry." This letter began, "Dear Sir, we hate you..." and continued with the gem of a retort below:


"Sex loses all its power and magic when it becomes explicit, mechanical, overdone, when it becomes a mechanistic obsession. It becomes a bore. You have taught us more than anyone I know how wrong it is not to mix it with emotion, hunger, desire, lust, whims, caprices, personal ties, deeper relationships that change its color, flavor, rhythms, intensities.

You do not know what you are missing by your microscopic examinations of sexual activity to the exclusion of aspects which are the fuel that ignites it. Intellectual, imaginative, romantic, emotional. This is what gives sex its surprising textures, its subtle transformation, its aphrodisiac elements. You are shrinking your world of sensations. You are withering it, starving it, draining its blood.

If you nourished your sexual life with all the excitements and adventures which love injects into sensuality, you would be the most potent man in the world. The source of sexual power is curiosity, passion. You are watching its little flame die of asphyxiation. Sex does not thrive on monotony. Without feeling, inventions, mood, there are no surprises in bed. Sex must be mixed with tears, laughter, words, promises, scenes, jealousy, envy, all of the spices of fear, foreign travel, new faces, novels, stories, dreams, fantasies, music, dancing, opium, wine.

How much do you lose by this periscope at the tip of your sex, when you could enjoy a harem of distinct and never-repeated wonders? No two hairs alike, but you will not let us waste words on a description of hair; no two odors, but if we expand on this you cry: Cut the poetry! No two skins with the same texture, and never the same light, temperature, shadows, never the same gestures; for a lover, when he is aroused by true love, can run the gamut of centuries of love lore. What a range, what changes of age, what variations of maturity and innocence, Perversity and art.

We have sat around for hours and wondered how you look. If you have closed your senses upon silk, light, color, odor, character, temperature, you must by now be completely shriveled up. There are so many minor senses, all running like tributaries into the mainstream of sex, nourishing it. Only the united beat of sex and heart together can create ecstacy."

Amen

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Shhhh

I read this at MySpace, but it doesn't state anyway for them to track that this is for MySpace members only, so...

Everyone who buys a 3 day trial pass at Tit-Elation.com, will be put in a drawing for one free copy of the Second Quarterly 'Best Of' print publication. Starts now, and ends 04/07/06.

I found this via the MySpace Erotica Readers Group, which has some nifty erotica excerpts too ;)

Friday, March 03, 2006

Monica M. Martin’s eXtasy Books Scavenger Hunt Contest

Search the site high and low for the answers to the questions below -- but first the rules!

Contest Rules:

Please note: Gift certificates will be e-mailed to winning entrants with instructions on how to redeem their selected ebook prize. Gift certificates are not redeemable for cash or any other goods and can only be used once. Winning entrants must have a FREE ebookAd account at eXtasy Books to collect their ebook prizes, as winner’s personal bookshelf will be credited with chosen ebook.

1: You must be an adult 18+ to enter any of my contests. NO exceptions!

2: You must be member of my mailing list group to enter my contests: monica_M_Martin-subscribe@yahoogroups.com (this is not a chat list)

3: You can only enter once.

4: Updated: Winners will be sent gift certificates via email, as it's convenient for all concerned.

Please don’t send snail mail address for e-book prizes.

5: Entries close midnight March 15. All correct entries will go a draw, 3 winners will be selected and announced in Monica M. Martin’s Erotique_M Newsletter and on select Yahoo Reader Groups March 18. Again, instructions for ebook prize collection will be forwarded with gift certificates.

THE Questions:

1)Name the editor who edited Allegra’s Seduction at eXtasy Books.

2) Name the cover artist who created the art for Allegra’s Seduction cover.

3) How many books are in Immortality’s Caress vampire series? (Look on books page)

4) Name the vampire in the 'Allegra's Seduction' book excerpt on my website.

5) Where is Allegra’s Seduction set? Country/place?

6) Find the name of the knight in ‘My Lady’s Protector: Knight of Pentacles’ excerpt on my website.

All correct answers go in the draw and the winners are announced March 18.
Email your answers here: Monica_M_Martin-owner@yahoogroups.com.

First prize:

1 PDF download of Immortality’s Caress: book 1 ~ Allegra’s Seduction (Historical vamp series)
1 gift voucher to purchase any ebook valued at $6:99 from eXtasy Books.

Second prize:

1 PDF download of My Lady’s Protector~ Knight of Pentacles.
1 gift voucher to purchase any ebook valued at $5:99 from eXtasy Books.

Third prize:

1 gift voucher to purchase any ebook valued at $3:99 from eXtasy Books.

Thursday, February 09, 2006

Frustrated?

Dry Hump Sofa "Don't Make Me Go Home & Dry Hump The Sofa" lol Buy it at Cafe Press

Friday, January 27, 2006

Frustrated

Is it just me, or are erotic stories harder to find than any other 'adult' form of entertainment?

There are less books on the shelves, and when it comes to supposed story sites, well, it's mostly canned stories. When it comes to porn sites, with pics & videos, there are plenty of review services, but for erotica, well, hell, erotica isn't even a category.

The reason I am so bummed out about this is that a friend, a male friend, was searching in vain & asked me for help. He's afraid that my fav site is 'too girly' and so he asked for other suggestions... He doesn't want a BDSM niche site.

If anyone is reading here, feel free to leave a post!

(Maybe I'll have to start reviewing sites here... but that will mean looking at soooooooooo many bad sties! Ugh)

Sunday, January 22, 2006

Reading

I don't know why I started this damn blog. I spend more time reading smut than writing about it. :sigh:

(I've been reading a good one tho, so I will have to show up here sometime & tell you all about it!)

Meanwhile, I'm just here clearing up the holiday links -- making it look like someone lives here afterall...